Using Holiday Employee Recognition to Motivate for the New Year

All employers use the upcoming holiday season as an opportunity to recognize their employees. Whether it is a holiday party, bonuses, or rewards such as gift cards, holidays are the time to say “thank you” to your employees.  But more and more companies are using the recovering economic climate as a tool to recognize employees and energize them for the year ahead.  Instead of just saying “thank you” retroactively employers are now using holiday recognition to renew employee commitment and drive, and catapult the momentum into the year ahead.

Boosting employee morale at the end of the year is a way to boost morale and confidence in the year ahead. “If business is moderate or down, there’s an attitude that develops and you are not in a good place when you look toward the next 12 months.” says  Robert Preziosi, professor and chair of management at Nova Southern University. Confident employees who feel valued reduce fear and increase productivity.

Does your company try to close with a boost in revenue? Do you make an effort to recognize employees to increase confidence and productivity? Let us know what your company is doing for its employees this holiday season.


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Rachel Merkin is a digital marketing professional. She has been exploring the worlds of social media and B2B gift cards since 2006. When she is not blogging, tweeting, or finding ways to leverage Facebook as a marketing tool, she spends as much time at the beach as she can.